This episode of the Making Afterschool Cool podcast focuses on the positive influence a social mindset can have on students' interactions with their peers, adults, and accomplishing academic endeavors. Researchers have found that students who positively engaged with their classmates and community members tend to remain on strong academic paths through high school as well as college (Hurtado and DeAngelo, 2012). To speak on the benefits of a social mindset is our featured guest, Dr. Rodney Glasgow, an expert in the field of civic engagement and developing a social mindset in youth.
Dr. Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer, and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice and has given numerous keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. He was a member of Call-to-Action, the advisory board to the Vice President of Equity and Justice for the National Association of Independent Schools. He is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc. and serves as Chair of the Diversity and Education Committee of the Board of Trustees for Sheridan School in Washington, DC. He is one of the founding members and now Chair of the National Association of Independent School's annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 25-year-old training ground drawing over 1600 high school students nationwide. In 2014, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, an intensive summer program that is now a highly respected training ground for school leaders run by his consortium of consultants known as The Glasgow Group.
- Ways to encourage students to develop a social mindset
- Why is it important for students to be aware of the diversity, equity, and social issues existing around them
- Ways to create a setting where students can display compassion and understanding of the needs of others who may be different from them
- The roles adults play in encouraging a dialogue regarding diversity and equity and social issues
- Ways after school programs and other non-profit organizations can support the diversity and cultural differences which exist in their communities
CASE for Kids
- Information regarding Dr. Glasgow
- Why Middle School Is an Ideal Time to Teach Civic Engagement by Dr. Rodney Glasgow
- 4 Ways to Use a 'Social Mindset' and Boost Employee Engagement by Andre Lavoie
- Social Mindset: A Key to Engaging People by Tanmay Vora
- Mindset: What they are and why they matter by Dr. Gary Kline